RDS plots for Esperance


The sides will collide at Orlando Stadium, with Bucs hoping to bounce back from a MTN8 Final loss to Platinum Stars last weekend.

"The squad looks good. We have Thandani Ntshumayelo back doing full training which is a morale boost ahead of this match," De Sa told his club's official website.

"Our sessions this week have been very specific, as we work on neutralising on our opponent's strengths while at the same time we look at exploiting their weaknesses.

"We have had the opportunity to have a look at a couple of DVDs of the opposition. There is no doubt that they are a good side.

"We will have to be very organised in all departments, if we want to win this match. The fact that Esperance have been in the final of this competition in the last three years, is a testament to their resolve.

"We are treating this match like a cup final. A win at home is good for us we have to prevent our opposition from getting an away goal.

"At this stage of the competition, goals conceded at home are as good as two goals and the team is aware of that.

"We must make use of our home advantage and capitalise on the backing of our supporters," concluded the former Bidvest Wits tactician.